Singapore’s Top 12 Affordable Thai Restaurants For Your Thai Food Fix

Singapore Thai Restaurants

Thai food fans, HANDS UP! Let us all celebrate our love for spicy and fiery flavours. Thai Food is always and forever food for the soul, and a good Thai meal does wonders. Expect nothing short of a spectrum of contrasting flavours that tickle our taste buds – sweet, sour, spicy, very spicy, and very very spicy.

Heck, even the spiciness levels have different kicks to it, and we are definitely loving it! Bring us all the Phad Thai, Tom Yum and Green Curry please.

Thai food need not be expensive. In fact, they are supposed to be economical, and the idea is to order a whole table of dishes for communal enjoyment.

Here, we share with you 12 Affordable Thai Restaurants in Singapore:

Aroy Dee


AROY DEE THAI KITCHEN


Aroy Dee Thai Kitchen used to be at Sunshine Plaza but it has since moved to a new shop diagonally across on Middle Road.

The Steamed Seabass in Thai Sauce (S$28) is pretty decent, but we prefer the one from Thai Tantric (read #10 below).

You can get the classic Thai dishes such as Green Curry Chicken (S$10) Tom Yum Talay (S$10), Som Tum (S$7). But the Pineapple Fried Rice with Chicken Floss (S$6.50) is a must-order dish here.

262 Middle Road
Tel: +65 6336 8852
Daily: 11.30am – 6am
Nearest Station: Bugis

Beerthai House Green Curry


BEERTHAI HOUSE RESTAURANT


Beerthai House Restaurant at Golden Mile Tower offers a selection of affordable Thai main dishes, desserts and drinks. Beerthai House Restaurant’s Tom Yum Soup (S$12+) was a favourite among all the dishes that we had tried.

Other items on the menu you can look forward to are the Stir Fried Pork Garlic with Rice (S$7+), Pork Leg Rice (S$7+) and Thai Steam Boat (S$7+).

6001 Beach Road
#01-50/51 Golden Mile Tower
Singapore 199589
Tel: +65 6297 7644 / 9823 6997
Daily: 11am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Nicoll Highway

Diandin Leluk Thai


DIANDIN LELUK THAI RESTAURANT


No lack of Thai food options when you are at Golden Mile Complex – aka Little Thailand in Singapore – but the all-time gold is Diandin Leluk Thai Restaurant. Its menu is comprehensive and nothing is overly expensive. You may take a while to decide on what to order, but let’s just say you need to have their Phad Thai (S$4) and Thai Mango Salad (S$6).

5001 Beach Road
#01-67/68/69 Golden Mile Complex
Tel: +65 6293 5101
Daily: 24 Hours
Nearest Station: Lavender

First Thai


FIRST THAI RESTAURANT


First Thai restaurant is an old steward that sits on Purvis Street. It is one of the more well-known no-frills Thai Restaurants, and the Tom Yum Seafood (S$7) is a must-order. Nothing else in particular stood out though, but you can consider their Olive Fried Rice (S$8) and Fried Prawn Cake (S$3/pc).

23 Purvis Street
Tel: +65 6339 3123
Daily: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: City Hall

Jai Thai Restaurant


JAI THAI


A neighbour to First Thai – and a better one at that – Jai Thai is a perennial favourite whenever we find ourselves at Bugis. Cheap and good sounds overrated, but it describes exactly every dining experience at Jai Thai. They fry one of the better Phad Thais in town, and at S$5, you get a generous serving that comes complete with prawns.

Jai Thai is listed in our guide to Singapore’s top 10 inexpensive restaurants.

27 Purvis Street
#01-01 An Chuan Building
Tel: +65 6336 6908
Daily: 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Bugis/City Hall

Jane Thai


JANE THAI RESTAURANT


Orchard Towers is definitely not the best place to step in to, but if any, we would go there for Jane Thai. Sleazy as the building may be, any time is a good time for Thai food here. They serve a comprehensive selection of Thai food and you can find anything from Thai Salads (S$8 – S$12), Curries (S$10), Seafood (S$12 – S$18), and Meats (S$8 – S$10).

Jane Thai is listed in our guide to Singapore’s Top 10 budget restaurants in Singapore.

41 East Coast Road
Singapore 428761
Tel: +65 6966 5197
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Eunos

Nakhon


NAKHON KITCHEN


This is undoubtably a hot favourite. Nakhon Kitchen sees long queues every single day, and it is no surprise because they are known for dishing out very authentic Thai food at pocket-friendly prices. Our picks include the Thai Style Fried Kway Teow (S$4), Stir-Fried Mince Pork with Basil ($6) and Green Curry ($8) – one of the better renditions in town.

Nakhon Kitchen is listed in our guide to Singapore’s Top 10 budget restaurants in Singapore.

Blk 212 Hougang Street 21 #01-341
Singapore 530212
Tel: +65 6286 8785
Daily: 12pm – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Kovan

Nana Thai Golden Mile


NANA THAI RESTAURANT


Fuss-free, with a large selection of authentic and delicious Thai food at humbly prices, Nana Thai Restaurant is one of of our favourite Thai eateries at Golden Mile Complex. Basil Minced Pork with Rice (S$6), but you cannot leave without having the Tom Yum Seafood (S$15)

5001 Beach Road
#01-51/52/66C Golden Mile Complex
Tel: +65 6297 8498
Daily: 24 Hours
Nearest Station: Lavender

Sin Lai Lai


SIN LAI LAI SNACK HOUSE


If you are going to Golden Mile Complex for your Thai food fix, chances are, you will end up going to Diandin Leluk and Nana Thai. However, Sin Lai Lai Snack House is worth a try, too. The Green Curry Chicken (S$10/14/18) here is decent but nothing to shout home about. The Tom Yum Seafood (S$8/11/15), on the other hand, is one of the bests that we’ve had in Singapore.

5001 Beach Road #01-29 Golden Mile Complex
Tel: +65 6292 3192
Tue to Sun: 12pm – 9pm
Nearest Station: Lavender

ThaiExpress


THAIEXPRESS


Quite contrary to “popular beliefs”, ThaiExpress is not a fast food chain. It is a restaurant chain, yes, but its casual dining style is what makes the household brand so popular and affordable.

The chefs here take their Thai food very seriously, and the kitchen is kept busy all day through because every item that is served on the table is prepared in-house with fresh ingredients and homemade sauces – cooked to order in each kitchen daily.

ThaiExpress has launched 3 brand new Sanook Sets which are priced not more than S$10.90++. Our favourite is the Sweet Chilli Fish Set (S$9.90++) which comes with Jasmine rice, Tom Kha Mushroom Soup, and Sweet Potato with Ginger Slice Dessert.

68 Orchard Road
#03-24 Plaza Singapura
Tel: +65 6339 5442
Daily: 11am to 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Dhoby Ghaut

Thai Tantric Restaurant


THAI TANTRIC


Another Thai eatery that is worth checking out at Orchard Towers is Thai Tantric. Prices range from S$6 to S$10, and some of the items that you should try – other than the usual classic Thai dishes – include Thai Fried Rice (S$6), Deep-fried Pork with Garlic & Pepper (S$10), and Deep-fried Chicken Wings with Honey (S$10).

400 Orchard Road
#03-23 Orchard Towers
Tel: +65 9035 4499
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 10.30pm
Sun & PH: 3pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

Thai Gold Food


THAI GOLD FOOD


A popular haunt at Sunshine Plaza, Thai Gold Food offers simple and satisfying Thai food at extremely reasonable prices. From Mango Salad, to Tom Yum, Green Curry and Mango Sticky Rice, everything at this small and slightly run-down Thai eatery is cooked just right.

91 Bencoolen Street
#01-14/22 Sunshine Plaza
Tel: +65 9014 3218
Sun to Thu: 12pm – 1am
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 3am
Nearest Station: Bugis